Bennett S. LeBow College of Business

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Bennett S. LeBow College of Business
Motto Learn Here, Lead Anywhere
Established 1891
Parent institution
Drexel University
Dean Frank Linnehan
Academic staff
118 full-time; 35 part-time
Administrative staff
Students 3,820
Undergraduates 2,800
Postgraduates 960
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Urban
Affiliations AACSB

The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, often referred to simply as LeBow, is the business school of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in business administration to nearly 4,000 students and encompasses an alumni network of more than 30,000 business professionals.[1]


The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business traces its origins to the founding of the Drexel Institute in 1891 and the establishment of the Business Department in 1896. Business programs at Drexel underwent a series of transformations throughout the 20th century, which saw the department recast itself as the Drexel Secretarial School in 1914 and the Drexel School of Business Administration in 1922. By 1974, the College of Business and Administration had been formed to house all of Drexel University's business, finance, and economics programs.[2]

In 1999, Drexel University alumnus Bennett S. LeBow donated $10 million to the College of Business and Administration. This donation represented the largest individual contribution to the university in its history, a fact that was recognized by the renaming of the College of Business and Administration in LeBow's honor. That year, the school officially became known as the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business.[3]

A second donation by LeBow, totaling $45 million, became the university's new record-setting donation from an individual donor in 2010. The donation was used for the construction of Gerri C. LeBow Hall, a new, 12-story facility that replaced the aging Matheson Hall and became the central hub of Drexel University's business programs upon its dedication on October 3, 2013.[4]




Executive MBA[edit]

Part-time MBA[edit]

Online MBA[edit]

LeBow Hall[edit]

Gerri C. LeBow Hall, home to the LeBow College of Business, was dedicated on October 3, 2013. The 12-story, 177,500-square-foot building was designed by Philadelphia's Voith & Mactavish Architects, LLP, and New York’s Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP. Its exterior features approximately 67,000 square-feet of limestone and glass.[4]


Undergraduate programs[edit]

Leonard Pearlstein Business Learning Center

Graduate programs[edit]

Doctorate programs[edit]

Academic centers[edit]

LeBow has four "academic centers" that are designed to bring students and industry experts together in an effort to further knowledge and best practices in key areas of business and insustry.[14]

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumni of the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business include Raj Gupta, former President and CEO of Rohm and Haas, and Kenneth C. Dahlberg, former CEO of Science Applications International Corporation. Tom Burgoyne '88 might be the most recognizable LeBow alum: He's the man inside the Phillie Phanatic.[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alumni". Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Drexel's colleges and schools, 1891-present". Drexel University. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Drexel Receives $10 Million Gift from Alumnus Bennett S. LeBow". Drexel University. 1999. Retrieved 2006-09-13. 
  4. ^ a b About New LeBow College Building Archived November 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Economics / Business - 2015 | 2015 Top 200 Universities in Economics / Business | ARWU-SUBJECT 2015". Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  6. ^ "Greatest Opportunity for Minorities | The Princeton Review". Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Drexel University Rankings - Drexel University". Drexel University. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  8. ^ Allen, Nathan (2016-12-05). "Poets&Quants' Best Undergraduate Business Programs Of 2016". Poets & Quants for Undergrads. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  9. ^ "Best Undergraduate Business Programs". 
  10. ^ "Best Business Schools | Part-Time MBA". 
  11. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -". Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  12. ^ "Best Online MBA Programs | Financial Times". 
  13. ^ "Top Business Schools | Online MBA". 
  14. ^ "LeBow Centers of Excellence". Drexel University. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
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